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Paediatric First Aid 2-day (Blended)

Event/course Code EDU 21/588
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction The Paediatric First Aid training course is designed for people caring for children in any organisation setting. It is suitable for au pairs, nannies, childminders, school staff, nursery and pre-school workers, sport and leisure staff, crèche leaders, parents and anyone responsible for the welfare of children.

In order to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises, and available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings. Childminders and any assistants, who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a current paediatric first aid certificate.

This course is being delivered using a blended approach; delegates must first complete the e-learning component (which equates to the first day of study) and print and bring the certificate of completion to the second part of the training which will be delivered via a face-to-face session. In order to be awarded the certificate of attendance, delegates must complete the full duration of both components and exhibit that they have achieved the required learning.

The blended approach courses are only suitable for those who have sat a full Paediatric First Aid course previously.

Please note if you have not completed your e-learning prior to the session, your space will be cancelled.

The certificate for this session is provided directly from the training provider. This can take 6 to 8 weeks, once they are received from the training provider the Workforce Development Team will email them to delegates.
Event Content Paediatric first aid training is relevant for workers caring for young children and where appropriate, babies. Providers should take into account the number of children, staff and layout of premises to ensure that a paediatric first aider is able to respond to emergencies quickly.

The course will cover the following content, which is also in line with the EYFS (2017) requirements.

Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child:

• Who is unresponsive and breathing normally, including child and infant resuscitation.
• Who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
• Who has a foreign body airway obstruction.
• With external bleeding.
• With injuries to bones, joints and muscles.

Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness:

• Sickle cell crisis.
• Diabetic emergencies.
• Asthma attack.
• Allergic reaction.
• Meningitis.
• Febrile convulsions.

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child:

• Who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold.
• Who has sustained an electric shock.
• With burns or scalds.
• Who has been poisoned.
• Who has been bitten or stung.
• With minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds.
• With conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.
• With head and spinal injuries.
• With anaphylaxis.
• Who is suffering from shock.

Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

Recent feedback from the course has been as follows:

• It has given me confidence to perform first aid
• It will enable me to quickly and confidently deal with accidents resulting in children being injured.
• I feel more confident in my ability to follow the steps to logically ensure I assess all the information to form a plan of action in the event a child is hurt

The course will be delivered via a combination of e-learning and a face-to-face classroom session by an experienced trainer from RB Health and Safety who will use a variety of methods to engage delegates in the training.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

• Qualify to be a nominated Paediatric First Aider in their setting.
• Be able to demonstrate the ability to identify situations where first aid is required.
• Recognise treatments to be employed when providing first aid to a child or infant.
• Use appropriate processes to record incidents and accidents.
• Be able to ensure that first aid supplies are sufficient and appropriately maintained.
Trainers Charlotte Collyer
Expiry Date Friday 31 January 2025
Course categories Health and Safety
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 19+ yrs Yes 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Monday 31 January 202209:30 - 16:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY